Kokeshi Inspired Lamp

Kokeshi Inspired Lamp

My recent trip to Japan re-energized my creative energies. The land of the rising sun epitomizes the dichotomy of the kind of design I favor; the whimsical and minimal. The clean design aesthetic you normally associate with Scandinavia is mixed with tradition in a way that’s uniquely Japanese. The Doll lamp by Foscarini reminds me of this confluence. Inspired by Japanese kokeshi dolls, the Doll lamp is minimalist in the strictest sense besides coming in four colors (red, green, ivory, grey). The kind of whimsical minimalism I was talking about.

0 Designer: Foscarini

Everyday Is A Sun Day

Everyday Is A Sun Day

The law of attraction states that whatever vibrations you send out, the universe reciprocates by sending back similar-vibration experiences. Which is why if you start your day with a bright new thought or a gifting smile, then your entire day goes ahead as planned and full of fun. The Sun Rising Lamp is an ode to this sentiment. Why wait for the New Year sunrise to make your resolutions? Look at the Sun Rising Lamp as your daily dose of insightful inspiration.

0 Designer: h220430

Twist On The Task Light

Twist On The Task Light

Love me some good task lighting y’all. The trends may be LED’s but few do anything about the harsh lights those little diodes put out. The Leva task lamp by architect Massimo los Ghini uses an unconventional diffuser mape of opal white poly. The light is softly distributed but you still get a sense of those diodes as glowing orbs. The lamp structure itself is finished in gorgeous beech wood with steel components. Combine all that with an articulating arm and you’ve got one sexy ass task lamp.

0 Designer: Massimo los Ghini for ITRE

Hand-made wooden lamp gets LED finesse

Hand-made wooden lamp gets LED finesse

The design you’re about to look at goes by none other than the name “BOB”, and has one intention: to make you forget about how lovely it is with its simple “it just works” design sensibilities. This device works with LED bulbs, connects with one small black cord, and is made almost entirely of hand-made elements.

0 Designer: Shpelyk Roman

Tentacled Lamp

Tentacled Lamp

The nightstand and lamp are bedside staples, so why not combine the two? The Medusa bedside lamp offers a perfect diffused glow for reading and a surface under and above the shade for resting small objects like a phone or a glass of water. The unique form was inspired by the jellyfish of the same name and features three supports like modern, elegant tentacles.

0 Designer: Mikhail Belyaev

You'll iLove this iPhone Tray

You’ll iLove this iPhone Tray

The cleverly designed Smart Tray merges the functionality of an iPhone charging dock into a minimal mood lamp/speaker combination that’s great on the bedside or desktop. While one version uses USB cables, the other utilizes inductive charging, allowing the user to simply throw their phone down on the lamp/speaker and forget about it. Control the light and tunes directly from your Bluetooth-capable devices!

0 Designer: Sang Hoon Lee

Steel and Flower Inspired Lighting

Steel and Flower Inspired Lighting

Orchids have long been a symbol of love and beauty and have been grown by enthusiasts in admiration of their elegance. One of these enthusiasts is designer YoungJae Kim who created this design, the Orchid Lamp, in honor of the flower. Following the signature tall form of the orchid, the lamp extends upward but still maintains an aesthetic lightness as it looms over the workspace. In stainless steel and genuine leather, it’s an elegant desktop accent perfect for the professional office.

0 Designer: YoungJae Kim

Expanding The Light Theorem

Expanding The Light Theorem

How would you like a tube light that expands into the length of your holder? Something like one standard tube that fits all sizes. So if you have a small width holder, let the tube stay tightly spiraled. Need to fit it to the longer size? Expand the spiral! The idea is pretty straightforward; the only cause for concern is the kind of materials that will be used in the construction of the tube light. Any thoughts?

0 Designer: Zhen Zhou

Lighting Gone Green

Lighting Gone Green

The latest in a trend of plant lamps (or as I like to call them “plamps”), the Green Lamp features a lattice shade and neck that stems directly out of a soil pot. Plant your favorite vine and watch it creep up to create an organic leaf shade you can trim yourself. A little shabby chic but I kinda love it. Bet you never thought your lamp would need sun!

0 Designer: Siesta

Nature Transformed

Nature Transformed

Gotta love Floris Wubben’s latest lamp design… Stripped! Each lamp is constructed using just one branch – pieces are split to form the legs and main extension while bark removed from the branch is peeled to create the shade. The design aims to maintain the natural form of the tree branch as much as possible while the process ensures that no two lamps are exactly alike!

0 Designer: Floris Wubben

Innovation in Surgical Illumination

Innovation in Surgical Illumination

The APOLLO concept is a modular lighting system that provides flexibility in operating room illumination through the use of laser technology. Using laser light increases luminous efficiency from 170 lumen/watt opposed to LEDs with 100 lumen/watt and allows for more compact dimensions. Built-in sensors adapt to every situation by changing the direction of light and adjusting brightness autonomously as surgeons move around, allowing them to focus on the task at hand without interruption.

0 Designer: Entwurfreich

Screwless Glueless Wonder

Screwless Glueless Wonder

Inspired by the painter’s easel, this bare-bones task lamp is composed of little more than a mirrored, Y-shaped frame supporting a socket, bulb and shade. With the shade held in place by the bulb and on/off functionality built into the cord, the design doesn’t require adhesives or screws to keep everything in place. A perfect minimal accent to your desktop!

0 Designer: Laura Fernandez

Raw But Refined Lighting

Raw But Refined Lighting

Gotta love the modern Plank light fixture by Northern Lighting of Norway. The design transforms the ordinary wood plank into a thin, long and simplistic pendant that produces a directed glow that appears generated from the center. In light poplar or darker Southern yellow pine, it’s the perfect pendant for bringing a little rustic to modern spaces or modern to rustic spaces!

0 Designer: Northern Lighting